March 10, 2004
First morning single handed and arrive just after sunrise at the Silver Backs
I had read that it was a wintering area for humpback whales………….Well guess what it IS. Fantastic and a little unnerving. I wish I had the picture of that but they were on the laptop that was stolen in the TCI’s
March 09, 2004
Auto Helm is doing a fine job of holding course. Winds are good, no traffic.
March 08, 2004
Finally got under way and set a course of 310M to shirt the silver banks and come into Grand Turk on the East side of the island.
Not much wind after waiting for a week because of to much wind and seas. Motor sailed most of the day.
March 07, 2004
Spent the day watching charters boats come into the bay drop their hooks and everyone bail off and swim to shore for a drink at the Soggy Dollar Bar.
Checked the weather and the window has opened! I checked out with immigration for a morning departure. Single handing.
March 06, 2004
Decided to explore a little of the BVI’s and untied from the dock and moved over to White Bay on Jost Van Dyke Island.
May as well see something else while I’m waiting for the window to open
March 04, 2004
The weather window doesn’t seem to want to open for a couple of days and my crew needs to get back to work so they are leaving a few days early to meet up with fellow yacht club members in Antigua to act as rail meat for race week.
I was going to join them but remember I am commuting to work don’t you know!
March 03, 2004
Another day of weather and no window. Oh well there are worse places to be stuck hanging out
March 02, 2004
Still in Tortola, a front is passing and we’re waiting for a weather window befor we push on to the Turks & Caicos Islands
March 01, 2004
Arrived into Road Harbour and tied upto a mooring ball at 0837 after having a very uncomfortable night passage. Winds built to 25 knots and seas also built. At it’s worse we had our third reef in the main and a hanky out for a headsail.
All in control just uncomfortable from the sailing bliss we had experienced up until that passage.
We later move to Footloose Marina to have a rest and a shower.